Mar 282017

Brent Bogen ’08 was recently admitted as a partner in the law firm of Katz Nowinski P.C. in Moline, IL. He joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2011 after graduating from the DePaul University College of Law. He has a transactional practice that includes residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, and advising small businesses.

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Feb 202017

Today students, faculty, and staff across campus are celebrating donors and the impact they have on campus as part of Thank a Giver Day. Share how your IWU experience was impacted by donors using #IWUThanks

If you have already made a gift this year, thank you. If you would like to make a gift, please visit

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Jan 212017

Amber Robinson ’08 is welcomed as one of eight new Associate Company Members at Akvavit Theatre in Chicago. You can read more about Amber’s accomplishments here.

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Jan 212017
Amy Sipovic ’08 graduated in December 2016 with a Doctorate of Education degree from Northern Illinois University. Her dissertation advisor was also an Illinois Wesleyan University Alumna, Dr. Elizabeth A. Wilkins ’85. Amy’s dissertation title was Millennial High School Teachers’ Perceptions of the Danielson Framework for Teaching as an Evaluation Tool: A Mixed-Methods Approach. 
Sipovic said, “The research and writing skills I developed while a student at IWU helped me complete this graduate program. The History and Educational Studies Departments, specifically, trained me to become a critical thinker and thoughtful writer. I currently teach social studies at Streator Township High School and live in Ottawa, Illinois. Elizabeth Wilkins is a professor at NIU and lives in DeKalb.”
Picture- From Left: Dr. Elizabeth A. Wilkins ’85 and Dr. Amy L. Sipovic ’08
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Dec 172016

Important Year-End Gift Reminders

Remember to make your gift to Illinois Wesleyan by December 31 to be eligible for 2016 tax benefits. Gifts can be made online, by calling 1-800-689-9743 before December 23, and by check. If sending a check, it must be postmarked by December 31.

Thank you for your support!

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Dec 042016
Kelly (Nelson) Blankshain ’08 and Chris Blankshain were married on October 15, 2016 in Lemont, IL.
Several alumni were in attendance:
Left to right- Erik Nelson ’93, Stefanie Keating ’05, Kristi Gallagher ’08, Groom-Chris Blankshain, Kim Nelson-Brown (IWU Volleyball coach), Bride-Kelly Nelson Blankshain’08, Lisa Cercello Hinsdale  ’08, Christine Guedel Light ’08, Mary Ellen Barron Hird ’08, Tyler Brown ’19, Mike Nicoletti ’07, and Allison Fisher Nicoletti ’08
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